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The Resource Fiction, film and Indian popular cinema : Salman Rushdie's novels and the cinematic imagination, by Florian Stadtler

Fiction, film and Indian popular cinema : Salman Rushdie's novels and the cinematic imagination, by Florian Stadtler

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Fiction, film and Indian popular cinema : Salman Rushdie's novels and the cinematic imagination
Title
Fiction, film and Indian popular cinema
Title remainder
Salman Rushdie's novels and the cinematic imagination
Statement of responsibility
by Florian Stadtler
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book analyses the novels of Salman Rushdie and their stylistic conventions in the context of Indian popular cinema and its role in the elaboration of the author{u2019}s arguments about post-independence postcolonial India. Focusing on different genres of Indian popular cinema, such as the {u2018}Social{u2019}, {u2018}Mythological{u2019} and {u2018}Historical{u2019}, Stadtler examines how Rushdie{u2019}s writing foregrounds the epic, the mythic, the tragic and the comic, linking them in storylines narrated in cinematic parameters. The book shows that Indian popular cinema{u2019}s syncretism becomes an aesthetic marker in Rushdie{u2019}s fiction that allows him to elaborate on the multiplicity of Indian identity, both on the subcontinent and abroad, and illustrates how Rushdie uses Indian popular cinema in his narratives to express an aesthetics of hybridity and a particular conceptualization of culture with which {u2018}India{u2019} has become identified in a global context. Also highlighted are Rushdie{u2019}s uses of cinema to inflect his reading of India as a pluralist nation and of the hybrid space occupied by the Indian diaspora across the world. The book connects Rushdie{u2019}s storylines with modes of cinematic representation to explore questions about the role, place and space of the individual in relation to a fast-changing social, economic and political space in India and the wider world
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DLC
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Stadtler, Florian
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6068.U757
LC item number
Z877 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures
Series volume
48
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rushdie, Salman
  • Motion pictures
  • Postcolonialism in literature
Label
Fiction, film and Indian popular cinema : Salman Rushdie's novels and the cinematic imagination, by Florian Stadtler
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-208) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Creating imaginary homelands -- Heroines, mothers and villains: cinema and postcolonial national identities in Midnight's Children and Shame -- Filming Rushdie: from documentaries, film criticism to screenplays -- The Satanic Verses and Shree 420: negotiating identity through Indian popular cinema -- The Moor's last sigh: rewriting Mother India -- The ground beneath her feet and Fury: Bollywood, superstardom and celebrity in the age of globalisation -- Rushdie's Mission Kashmir: Mughal-e-Azam and Shalimar the Clown
Control code
800036181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 213 pages
Isbn
9780415807906
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)800036181
Label
Fiction, film and Indian popular cinema : Salman Rushdie's novels and the cinematic imagination, by Florian Stadtler
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-208) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Creating imaginary homelands -- Heroines, mothers and villains: cinema and postcolonial national identities in Midnight's Children and Shame -- Filming Rushdie: from documentaries, film criticism to screenplays -- The Satanic Verses and Shree 420: negotiating identity through Indian popular cinema -- The Moor's last sigh: rewriting Mother India -- The ground beneath her feet and Fury: Bollywood, superstardom and celebrity in the age of globalisation -- Rushdie's Mission Kashmir: Mughal-e-Azam and Shalimar the Clown
Control code
800036181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 213 pages
Isbn
9780415807906
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013019870
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)800036181

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